- June 2018 Edition -
- Network Update - Best Practice Info & Insight - Networking - Conferences & Events - Jobs -
- Welcome to your June Newsletter! 
As usual we have lots to share with you. We preview what's in this issue below!

Digital Excellence 2018 (The Survey) - Take part in the Digital Excellence 2018 Survey Today!
- You should have received your copy of this year's national sector wide digital focused survey. It's a unique opportunity for you to benchmark current and proposed future activity. As an added incentive to take part we are offering 2 x £100 John Lewis vouchers to two lucky participants!

Take part in the Digital Excellence 2018 Survey today!...

Free Governance Focused Lunch and Learn Announced
- In our latest seminar on 28th June (London) MemberWise Recognised Supplier, Kingston Smith LLP will explain how to
maintain a robust governance framework by embedding the principles of the new Charity Governance Code into your organisation.  
Featured Seminar - Free Microsoft Roundtable for Charities & Membership Bodies (delivered by MemberWise Recognised Supplier - Chorus - 11th July (London).

Do you know how much your new members are really worth? This month we continue our Member Value 2025 (#MV2025) Project theme and provide you with the calculation required to establish the real value of new members to your organisation.

Final Select (CRM) Seminar before the Summer Break - We now only have 5 places left at our next free half-day seminar (delivered in partnership with SmartImpact) for organisations looking to horizon search for a new CRM solution on 20th June. We are pleased to co-present with the Institute of Leadership and Managent, Purple and E and H Limited.

Digital Excellence 2018 (The Conference) - In this issue we provide you with the opportunity to submit your preferred Digital Hack (audience led) seminar topics and ask if you would like to be one of our expert digital speakers!
New Starter Induction Training - There are a couple of places at our next member focused induction training day for new starters and returners (delivered by the Society of Association and Membership Professionals) that will help ensure they 'hit the ground running'.

Regular Features - We share the latest MemberWise Blog articles, signnpost the latest job vacancies, feature some great MemberWise Connect discussions and more!

Please scroll through our short articles below to find out more!

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Take part & gain sector wide digital focused insight for free
We invite you to 'temperature check' your organisation's approach to digital with the wider membership and association sector. It's unique, free and you could win one of two £100 John Lewis vouchesr for just 15 minutes of your time! 
Why take part? As membership and association professionals it is critical that 'digital' is optimised by our organisations. To do this in an informed and robust manner we need to benchmark current and proposed future activity with the wider memberhsip and association sector. This project will enable you to do this!

What is required? All you need to do is complete our 10-minute online survey and when we publish the results in November you will receive a free online report. All individual responses are completely anonymous and the survey is conducted by independent market research agency and MemberWise Recognsed Supplier, Research by Design. 
Exlcusive Result Preview - The results will be launched and contextualised at Digital Excellence 2018 (the sector's leading digital focused national conference) on 31st October. Our expert panel/slpeakers will give their insight and key recommendations. Delegates will also receive a complimentary hardcopy of the report.  
Free Microsoft Roundtable for Charities & Membership Bodies

Join Chorus and Microsoft at this free Digital & Tech Roundtable event
- Microsoft Paddington offices, London
- 11th July 2018

This informal and interactive event for charities and membership bodies will discuss sector challenges, explore potential digital solutions and advise on the latest Microsoft technologies (such as Dynamics 365, Azure, Power BI & SharePoint) and other technical innovations available to Membership organisations.
The Latest MemberWise Guest Blog Articles...  

- How moving membership renewal online makes membership management easy (Spindogs) 

- Introducing the MV2025 Project (MemberWise) 

- Top Tips for Member Organisations (The MTM Agency) 
- Membership Bodies are sitting on a digital goldmine (Meta Capability)  

Could you be one of our next MemberWise Guest Bloggers? We invite membership/association professionals and suppliers to express an interest. 'Contact Us' for more information...
Free MemberWise Lunch & Learn - harnessing good governance to maximise your effectiveness
Join us for a Lunch & Learn on realising your organisation's potential simply through applying good governance.  
- 28th June 2018
- 11.30am registration (lunch included)

As a membership organisation or trade association, you need an effective governing body. This session will show you how to maintain a robust governance framework by embedding the principles of the new Charity Governance Code into your organisation.
Delivered in partnership with Kingston Smith LLP.  

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Digital Hack Topics - you decide! 

On 31st October #DIGITALX2018 will focus on the critical topic of effective digital transformation, and how to bolster online/digital offerings to meet 21st century member requirements.

We're now in 'programme curation mode' and are asking you to submit topics you would like to see addressed in our Digital Hack seminar stream. We have 8 unique seminars to deliver and we are working to ensure the content is a rich and targeted as possible.

It is quick and simple to share your thoughts, feelings and preferences, and this year we are asking you to post your requirements on our popular online professional community, MemberWise Connect.

MemberWise Network Conferences, Training and Events

- 7th June - Select (Online Communities) Seminar (in partnership with Higher Logic) -
- 20th June - Select (CRM) Seminar (in partnership with SmartImpact) - 5 Places Left - Register now...
- 22nd June - Induction Training (SAMP) - Only 4 Places Left - Find out more...
- 28th June - Harnessing Good Governance Lunch & Learn - Find out more...
- 21st September - Induction Training (SAMP) -
Find out more...
- 17th October - Select (CRM) Seminar (in partnership with Silverbear)
- 31st October - Digital Excellence 2018 - Register an interest now...
- 14th November - Select (CRM) Seminar (in partnership with ASI Europe)

We're pleased to announce our next free half-day Select (CRM) seminar and only 5 places now remain!
- Digital Transformation to Optimise Member Experience
- Delivered in Partnership with SmartImpact 

- 20th June 2018  
- Doubletree by Hilton (London Victoria)

If you're horizon searching for a new CRM system as part of the digital transformation of your organsiation this is a 'must attend' event (particularly if you would like to find out more about Microsoft Dynamics). 

Speakers will include:

- Janet Payne, Head of Membership at the Institute of Leadership and Management 
- Ahmed Eltohamy, Managing/Technical Director, SmartImpact 
- Richard Gott, Membership Champion & Sector Thought Leader 
- Janine Chasmer, Executive Consultant, Purple 
- Jane Royden, Business, IT and Digital Transformation Specialist, E AND H

We have limited the number of places to a maximum of 30 delegates and over half have now been reserved. A complimentary lunch is provided, however places are strictly only available to professionals employed by membership organsiastions and associations.

You can view view the programme, explore the learning objectives and meet the speakers online now!
Latest Vacancies 

Current Hunter Merrifield roles:
- Product Innovation Manager
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- Our jobs board enables you to raise awareness of your vacancies to 5,000 members who 'get membership'. You can manage postings via a convenient dashboard and select from a range of advert choices. Find out more...
Induction Training - Only 4 Places Left!

Each year the Society of Association and Membership Professionals (SAMP) inducts 100+ new starters and returners.

Our next one-day training course will take place in London on Friday 22nd June 2018.

Course content:

- Overview of corporate structure & governance elements, framing functional activities
- New Member Acquisition & Existing Member Retention
- Optimising Member Value & Member Engagement
- Local Member Engagement Optimisation
- Improving Member Journeys/Experiences
- Stakeholder & Staff Communications

The course is delivered by Richard Gott, MemberWIse Network Chair and Susie Kay, MemberWise Governance Ambassador .

Recognised Supplier Information

Each year 25,000 website visitors use our comprehensive directory of over 120+ suppliers providing great products and services to membership organisations and associations.

- Helpful Categories / Free-Text Searches
- Exclusive Offers and Preferential Rates
- Membership body Client Case Studies / Videos
New - 93digital

Looking for a new provider? Ensure the MemberWise Recognised Supplier Directory is your first port-of-call. Access this free online resource today...  
This month we announce the launch of a new Member Directory on MemberWise Connect that will enable members to better connect. We also feature the most popular discussions below:

1) Digital Membership Card Discussion (Royal Society of Chemistry)
2) Community Cloud / Salesdorce Query (2 Responses)
3) Payment Forms (Royal Academy of Dance)
4) Consulting with your members (Community Housing Cymru)
5) Branding Project (CharityComms)

Note: Membership of the MemberWise Connect community is exclusively for membership and association professionals.
MemberWise Advisory Services

The MemberWise Network provides a comprehensive range of advisory services to leading membership organisations and associations to help drivesustainable long-term member engagement, value and growth.

We help organisations to better review, plan, change, deliver and measure in the following critical member focused areas:

- Increasing New Member Acquisition
- Improving Existing Member Retention
- Enhancing Member Value
- Improving Member Engagement & Participation
- Optimising future long term sustainable growth

Popular advisory services currently include our Membership Scheme Review Service, Royal Charter Application Consultancy, Member Segmentation/Persona Creation.

(c) MemberWise Network 2018